Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update - USA

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory November Update - USA

We are still in the process of confirming with our Representatives whether Music Theory exams can take place in every area, based on local official advice. However, we can confirm that the Theory exams in the following areas below have been cancelled. All other areas are currently scheduled to hold a Music Theory exam, however we are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch if anything changes.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Working with Classic FM

ABRSM is the Partner in Music Education of the UK's most popular classical music station, Classic FM.

At the heart of the collaboration was the UK's biggest ever celebration of music teachers, as the two organisations joined forces for Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year Awards 2017. The refreshed Awards culminated in Shine, hosted by ABRSM and Classic FM, to celebrate and reward teachers who have made a difference to their students' lives.

Supporting schools

ABRSM and Classic FM successfully collaborated on Classical 100, a free online resource for primary schools developed with Decca Records and supported by the Department for Education. Since its launch in November 2015, thousands of schools have signed up to use Classical 100 in classrooms around the UK. In 2018, we launched a new version with 100 activities to accompany the pieces.

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